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This Is What Happens When You Teach A $300 Ford Aerostar To Fly

Ever been tempted to get your buddies together, split the cost of buying an insanely cheap car, beat said car to death in a parking lot, and then put the whole ordeal on YouTube? Of course you have. Hell, some of you jokers have probably even done it.

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But if you haven't, feel free to use this group of Indiana friends as an example. They split a $300 1993 Ford Aerostar — dubbed "Frank the Tank" — with the supposed intention of taking it on a road trip, but they ended up just hooning it to death in a parking lot.

We learned a few weeks ago about the Aerostar's Space Shuttle-like aerodynamics. These gentlemen put that design to the test by making the van go airborne in a few fairly epic jumps. There are even some great examples of "flying face" involved.

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Unfortunately, the adventure ends with the Aerostar's doors hanging off. She's a tough old bird, but she can only take so much.

Hat tip to Alex Nunez!

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My parents bought an '89. I remember driving some highway in Tennessee when I was 5, there were no exits and no shoulder, so I had to drop trou and deficate through the rear sliding window.

Also, I at one point hid hard boiled easter eggs around the house, and forgot a couple in the van cupholder.... My mom started numbering them with a sharpie after that one.